What is a Mandoline?
The mandoline is the simplest and most widely used of the vegetable slicers. It is a cooking utensil used for slicing and for cutting flat vegetable slices and juliennes. The advantage of a mandoline over slicing with a knife is that slices are uniform in thickness which is important for cooking foods as well as presentation. In addition slices can be made very thin and quickly with less effort than by using a knife.
The mandoline consists of two parallel working surfaces, one of which can be adjusted in height. A food item is slid along the adjustable surface until it reaches a blade mounted on the fixed surface, slicing it and letting it fall.
A mandoline consists of two parallel working surfaces, one of which can be adjusted in height. A food item is slid along the adjustable surface until it reaches a blade mounted on the fixed surface, slicing it and letting it fall.
Other blades perpendicular to the main blade are often mounted so that the slice is cut into strips. The mandoline juliennes in several widths and thicknesses. It also makes slices, waffle cuts and crinkle cuts, and dices firm vegetables and fruits.
With a mandoline, slices are uniform in thickness, which is important with foods that are deep-fried or baked (e.g. potato chips), as well as for presentation. Slices can be very thin, and be made very quickly, with significantly less skill and effort than would be required if cutting with a knife or other blade.
A mandoline is used by running a piece of food (with some protection for fingers) along an adjustable inclined plane into one or more blades. On some models vertical blades cut to produce julienne, or a wavy blade is used that produces crinkle cuts. In these models a quarter turn to the food between passes produces dice and waffle cuts.
What are Spiral Vegetable Slicers or Spiralizers?
The term spiralizer is rather new and many companies still use the term "turning slicer" The Spiralizer has become one of the new crazes for the home chef, considering it's ease of use, affordability and ability to produce countless new dishes -- especially light and healthy ones.
Spiral vegetable slicers (also known as Spiralizers) are kitchen appliances used for cutting vegetables, such as zucchinis, potatoes, cucumbers, carrots, apples, and beetroots, into spirals. These spirals can be used as a pasta alternative.
A firm vegetable is needed to start. The peeled vegetable is held in place with a clamp over the grinder, and as the vegetable disappears into the hold, the cook uses a hand crank to make to send the vegetable across different types of blades. The result is a pile of extra-long, gently curled ribbons or finely cut spaghetti. Interesting, but what makes this tool so great?
How can a Mandoline, Spiralizer or Vegetable Slicer be used ?
A mandoline can be used to create uniform slices of cucumber show above which are used to make a thin cucumber tart.
● Professional blades provide clean and sharp cut to vegetable
● Great for carrots, onions, cucumbers and more
● Hand guard included for safety
A spiralizer ( Truning Vegetable Slicer ) can be easily turn out long strands which can be used as the star of a dish or as shown above as the vegetable garnish:
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